May 20, 2022

New! HeinOnline Donates Free Online Access to Some Historical U.S. Legal Materials via Law Library of Congress Guide to Law

HeinOnline is a well-known legal research resource from William S. Hein.

From a Guest Post by Post by Ann Hemmens on the In Custodia Legis Blog (Law Library of Congress):

Through an agreement with the Library of Congress, the publisher William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has generously allowed the Law Library of Congress to offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials from HeinOnline.

Researchers can download PDF files of up to 20 pages per download.

These titles are available through the Library’s web portal, Guide to Law Online: U.S. Federal, and include:

We strongly encourage you to take a look at the complete blog post that Ann Hemmens has prepared. It includes several screenshots and directions on how to browse the materials.

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